Joseph Hugh Reichert, 83, of Emmaus, died Jan. 18, 2020. He was the husband of Anna Mae (Erich) Reichert. They celebrated 53 years of marriage. Born in Shenandoah, he was the son of the late John E. and Mary A. (Breslin) Reichert.
He was a graduate of Allentown Central Catholic High School, Class of 1954.
He served in the Army National Guard.
He was a sales manager at Arrow Carrier Corp. and was a member of St. Ann Catholic Church, Emmaus.
James C. Diefenderfer, 64, of Zionsville, died Jan. 8, 2020. He was the husband of Kristina (Kress) Diefenderfer. Born in Allentown, he was the son of Sara (Cope) Diefenderfer and the late Charles F. Diefenderfer.
He enjoyed traveling with friends and family, especially to Maine, talking baseball with his son and tending his garden.
Famous for his beloved “Jimmy-isms,” he could always make us laugh and just as quickly make us think deeply.
He embodied the tender heart of Christ in his interactions with others and is beloved by all generations.
Anna L. Stahl, 98, formerly of Macungie, died Jan. 20, 2020, at Country Meadows of Allentown. She was the wife of the late Richard W. Stahl, who died in 2016. Born in Upper Milford Township, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Sophia (Hartzun) Lazor.
She was employed at Sure-Fit and retired from Rodale Press.
She was a member of the Emmaus Moravian Church and was raised in St. Mary’s Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Allentown.
Robert E. “Beans” Schlener, 82, of Macungie, died Jan. 19, 2020, at Lehigh Valley Hospital. He was the husband of Betty J. (Beck) Schlener with whom he shared nearly 48 years of marriage. Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Andrew and Ida (Leiberzeit) Schlener.
Before retiring, he worked 30 years at Mack Trucks as a stock handler.
He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War.
He was a member of the St. Francis Society, where he was on the bowling and dart leagues.
James Louis Moening, 67, of Allentown, died peacefully Jan. 11, 2020, in his home. Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late William Koelsch and Elizabeth Jeanne (Story) Moening.
He was a 1970 graduate of Emmaus High School, where he was a varsity swimmer and was a graduate of Monmouth College.
He had a career in food service and hospitality.
Samuel A. Scott, 75, of Alburtis, formerly of Old Zionsville, died Jan. 13, 2020, in Lehigh Valley Hospice. He was the husband of M. Jean (Pierce) Scott. They were married for 54 years. Born in Greensburg, he was the son of the late Joseph H. and Helen M. (Getty) Scott.
He was a 1966 graduate of Allegheny College and a 1969 graduate of Dickinson Law School.
He was an attorney in private practice, retiring in 2018.
He loved sailing, the ocean and traveling, bringing along family and friends on all his adventures.
Charles Chatfield Cole Jr., 74, of Lower Macungie Township, died Jan. 10, 2020. He was the husband of Joan Cole for 51 years. Born in Waterbury, Conn., he was the son of Charles Chatfield Cole and Dorothy (Oldershaw) Cole.
He graduated from Crosby High School (Waterbury) and received a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from Pennsylvania Military College (now Widener University).
Bonnie L. Drabick, 61, of Emmaus, died peacefully in her home Dec. 30, 2019. Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of Stephen Drabick and Nancy Brophy.
She was employed many years at Day-Timer, East Texas. She currently worked as a case cart technician; nicknamed Picker Palace at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Cedar Crest, after being there for over 13 years.
Florence (McKelvey) Loux, 79, formerly of Emmaus, died Jan. 15, 2020. She was the wife of John Loux. They were married for 57 years. Born in Doylestown, she was a daughter of the late Clifton and Florence (Davidyan) McKelvey.
She attended Bethel Bible Fellowship Church, Emmaus.
She was a 1958 graduate of Central Bucks in Doylestown.
She had been employed by Artistic Glass Co., Trumbauersville. She later became activities director for elders at LifeQuest Center, Quakertown.
Donald R. Genshart, 88, of Allentown, died Jan. 8, 2020, in the Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. He was the husband of Anne A. (Apfelbaum). They would have been married 62 years this month. Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Frederick W. K. Genshart, DDS and Julia P. (Peters) Genshart.
He was a graduate of Allentown High School, Class of 1950.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served as a military policeman.
He was employed by Mack Trucks for over 32 years in plants 4 and 5-C, retiring in 1987.